Buddy Poem

Discussion in 'Buddy Holly's fans' social room' started by lor1, Feb 8, 2009.

  1. lor1

    lor1 Guest

    Hi All

    It is really great to find this site - all week I have been so moved by all the 50th anniversary coverage.

    I live in Scotland and grew up listening to Buddy's music through my Dad who was/is a huge Buddy Holly fan.

    This week I have been really quite teary - watched a few programmes - and listened to BBC Radio 2's one called crying, waiting hoping - and is well worth a listen if you get the time.

    Profoundly sad - just hearing the lads who were with him on that tour, his friends etc and I had them in mind when I penned this poem. Been a labour of love this weekend so - I hope it is ok to share?

    Thanks for listening and looking forward to reading other threads.

    Lor x

    50 Years Gone -

    My heart skipped a beat
    And filled up with rain
    When the news came through
    You’d died in that plane.

    Early in the morning -
    That was the day -
    Things changed forever -
    Youth taken away.

    Songs Unwritten
    Inside your head
    Is why they cried
    The music’s dead.

    Three stars
    Eddie sang
    Now grace the sky
    But even that
    Could not tell us why -

    So I guess the reason
    We’ll never know
    Blue days
    Black nights –
    Yet on with the show.

    Everyday
    Wiping away those lonesome tears –
    At the thought of all your wasted years.

    But thinking it over did no good
    So I went about coping as best I could.

    The world’s now changed so I’m just -
    Reminiscing
    I can’t change all those changes
    But that don't stop me
    Wishing.

    And Oh boy!
    I just wish you could’ve told me how -
    Peggy Sue got divorced
    Or falling in love’s -
    Not easy now.

    Instead
    I listen to you –
    As you still Rave On
    Down the Line
    Still matters you’re gone..

    Not a brown eyed handsome man
    - That's what they say
    But even the lookers have
    Now turned grey.
    And your legend lives on Buddy -
    Everyday.

    So these words of love –
    Are because you’re the one
    Who showed us all
    How it should be done.

    You were a troubadour, a poet and a pioneer,
    Who paved the way for all we hear.

    Yet
    Frozen in time.
    Forever 22 -
    With a letter to pick up
    and a heap of laundry to do.

    The decade never out -
    Always
    Golden days.
    Never grow old -
    Singing true love ways.

    Then more joined the party
    Bet you still
    Ooh ooh ooh
    That makes it tough -
    Because I still
    Love you.

    But it’s too late to tell you
    So have to carry on coping
    And live out my life
    No more crying or hoping.

    But I’m still waiting
    For that day you’ll come knocking
    On the door to my heart
    And again we’ll be rocking.

    For my cup’s nearly empty –
    Time to fade away.
    But what to do until that day?

    I think you'd tell me -
    Take your Time
    But just can’t get y’all
    Off my mind.

    For it's the little things
    You'll say and do
    That make me want to
    Come home too.

    See I’ve got the getting near you blues
    So you start polishing those blue suede shoes.

    And I’ll start hoping
    There’s room for one more -
    Though you guys started without me -
    I wanna make the Encore -
    And it finally
    Won’t matter –
    Any more.
     
  2. daisymaeholly

    daisymaeholly Lead Admin Staff Member Administrator

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    Well, I've penned a rhyme or two in my time but that is ace! Thank you so much for sharing it. And welcome to Fool's Paradise. Please come back and post some more.
     
  3. lor1

    lor1 Guest

    Thank you for the welcome Daisy Mae - I am so glad this site exists - it would be lovely to read your own pennings too.

    Are you related to Buddy or just blessed with the same surname?

    x
     
  4. daisymaeholly

    daisymaeholly Lead Admin Staff Member Administrator

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    neither - it's just my forum username!

    My best effort was a rewrite of "Deck the Halls with boughs of holly" which some bright spark transmuted into "Deck the halls with Buddy Holly"! The mod on another forum used it a couple of Christmases back and then challenged me to finish it. So I did.

    Deck the halls with Buddy Holly
    Fa la la la la la la la la​
    With the Crickets we’ll be jolly
    Fa la la la la la la la la​

    Go to Clovis, make a single
    Fa la la la la la la la la​
    Hear the juke box coin slots jingle
    Fa la la la la la la la la​

    Hit the charts and keep on climbing
    Fa la la la la la la la la​
    Give them all some snaps and signing
    Fa la la la la la la la la​

    All this stage-work, fans a-screaming
    Fa la la la la la la la la​
    Keep the rock and roll light gleaming.
    Fa la la la la la la la la​

    All is gone in page of history
    Fa la la la la la la la la​
    Why and how is still a mystery
    Fa la la la la la la la la​

    All we know is though we’re sorry
    Fa la la la la la la la la​
    We’ll still rejoice in our own Holly
    Fa la la la la la la la la​
     
  5. lor1

    lor1 Guest

    Hi Daisie Mae

    Love Single Word - and the verse by verse explanations - really fantastic

    Deck the halls was fun too.. off to re-read them. x
     
  6. daisymaeholly

    daisymaeholly Lead Admin Staff Member Administrator

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    Glad you like them. My poetry is sometimes a tad ethereal and explanations just round out the 'experience'. It almost wrote itself, actually.
     

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